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June 18, 2003 11:37 AM   Subscribe

A change-of-pace from Bush-Bashing: The Center for Public Integrity (considered a reliable source by some 'round here), tells us "Where Are They Now? The New Jobs of the Top 100 Clinton Administration Officials". Good to refer to if a Demo actually beats Bush in '04 and wants to recycle some talent... From a radio interview with Center founder Charles Lewis who commented that the report 'got lost' during the Iraq War. No kidding.
posted by wendell (3 comments total)
Another handy list from the article: the Bush 100, an examination of the finances and professional affiliations of Bush appointees in their prior lives.

Thanks wendell!
posted by madamjujujive at 1:33 PM on June 18, 2003

the report 'got lost' during the Iraq War

Along with the economy, the environment, sane budgetary planning, and a tinker's damn for what the rest of the world thinks.

Having vented that, I don't think most people would suggest that Democrats are by any means pure in this respect. The revolving door between government and business is a problem regardless of party.

So, wendell, is your point that "See, Democrats are as bad as Republicans"? ;)
posted by pmurray63 at 2:31 PM on June 18, 2003

No, not as bad (not even in this specific area, compare and contrast the Clinton 100 and Bush 100), but not good enough.
I recall the first thing I ever heard about Bill Clinton was a quote about how he and his newly-formed DLC organization was going to make the Democratic Party more "business-friendly", and I thought "there's a real crook. He'll go far."
We might get a better view of the current Demo field of candidates if we check the lobbyist list against lists of "big name party supporters". And, as I pointed out on the FrontPage, if a Demo does get elected, it's a "watch out" list for future high-level nominees.
And it gives you something to point to if a Righty calls the Center for Public Integrity "just an Anti-Republican club".
posted by wendell at 3:30 PM on June 18, 2003

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